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Vaslav Nijinsky

Vaslav Nijinsky was a ballet dancer and choreographer cited as the greatest male dancer of the early 20th century. Born in Kiev to Polish parents, Nijinsky grew up in Imperial Russia but considered himself to be Polish. He was celebrated for his virtuosity and for the depth and intensity of his characterizations. He could dance en pointe, a rare skill among male dancers at the time and was admired for his seemingly gravity-defying leaps... Read More

BornWacław Niżyński
12 March 1889/1890
Kiev, Russian Empire (now Ukraine)
Died8 April 1950 (aged 60 or 61)
London, England
OccupationBallet dancer, choreographer
Years active1908–1916
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